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The Applications of Information Technology (IT) and the Performance of Internal Audit in Public Institutions: A Case of Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO)

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dc.contributor.author Komba, Monica
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-09T14:52:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-09T14:52:48Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation APA en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11192/3530
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Award of the Degree of Master of Science in Accounting and Finance (MSc. A&F) of Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract The study on the applications of Information Technology (IT) and the performance of internal audit in public institutions was conducted at Tanzania electric Supply Company limited (TANESCO). The objectives of the study were; to determine TANESCO employees’ perception on the use of IT during internal auditing; to analyze techniques used by TANESCO management to ensure effective use of IT during internal auditing; to determine challenges faced by TANESCO management on course of using IT in internal auditing and to assess the extent to which the use of IT in internal auditing has influenced the performance of the organization. A case study design was used, a sample of 45 respondents was used. Data collection methods were questionnaire, interview and documentary analysis whereas data collection instruments were questionnaire, interview guide and documentary analysis schedule. Data were analyses by using SPSS. The study found there are various techniques applied by the management to ensure effective use of IT during internal auditing. Also, the application of IT during internal audit play significance role on the performance of internal audit. The challenges include lack of objectivity, the small number of the staff and lack of critical tools to perform comprehensive audit. The study concluded that employees were satisfied with the use of IT during internal auditing. The use of IT play critical role in improves transparency, increase efficiency and productivity. Also, there are various techniques used by TANESCO management to ensure effective use of IT during internal auditing. The study recommended that management should consider the role of education and training in improving internal auditors’ functions in relation to IT applicability. Also, the companies should try to implement modern IT software that will assist internal auditing operations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Information Technology (IT) en_US
dc.subject Internal Audit en_US
dc.subject Internal Audit in Public Institutions en_US
dc.subject Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) en_US
dc.title The Applications of Information Technology (IT) and the Performance of Internal Audit in Public Institutions: A Case of Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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